If you are having issues viewing the forum or logging in, the recommendation is to log out and then clear all Cookies and the browser cache from your web browser. Usually accessed via the Browsers Settings icon. Then log in with your Forum user name and password. (Don't forget to tick the 'Remember me' box).

Search found 1714 matches

by Steve M
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Set track or Streamline?
Replies: 19
Views: 190

Re: Set track or Streamline?

You beat me to it Brian.
Lifting and reusing your own track means you know what you are going to get, but an eBay or boot fair purchase is very likely to be a pile of junk.
It's being disposed of for a reason.
by Steve M
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Set track or Streamline?
Replies: 19
Views: 190

Re: Set track or Streamline?

Sorry but I have to disagree with the last line.
Secondhand track can be of questionable quality and if it's below standard it will lead to no end of running problems. Better off to go new if at all possible.
by Steve M
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Soldering ... where?
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Soldering ... where?

And remember to solder on either the underside or outside of the rail - do it on the inside edge and it will obstruct the wheel flanges.
by Steve M
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 176
Views: 20400

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

I started painting the detail by hand on the tender chassis - it was actually easier to mask and spray the axle boxes and springs. Also took care of the myriad of small parts I removed last week. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50640858138_4c8c744be4_k.jpg 20201124_152129 by Steve Mumford , on F...
by Steve M
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Static grass layering spray
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Static grass layering spray

There are plenty of online supplies available. Personally I would go direct to WWS who make the stuff for Peco. https://www.wwscenics.com/product/spray-can-glues-400ml-uk-only/ I’m not convinced hairspray would have enough longevity - I used the WWS stuff two years ago and can still hoover the layou...
by Steve M
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 176
Views: 20400

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Postman Prat wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:58 pm It does look a little dark but it's better than mud (anything is)
How does it look if you take it outside in daylight?

;)
We don’t get much daylight this far North at this time of year. :twisted:
by Steve M
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 176
Views: 20400

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Thanks Brian. I did realise that I hadn’t unmasked the driving wheel splashers- just popped back to the shed to do that. Worked a lot better than I expected given it was a difficult section to mask. I do need to touch up a little bit of paint bleed but the lining should take care of the rest. Must p...
by Steve M
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 176
Views: 20400

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Walkingthedog wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:36 pm That makes the maroon much darker or is it the light.
With maroon/crimson lake, your guess is as good as mine.
It’s definitely not the muddy brown that Hornby used though. :D
by Steve M
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 176
Views: 20400

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

It’s not green.

Image2020-11-23_06-32-27 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
by Steve M
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 176
Views: 20400

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Ooh, Brian, you are a tease. :o